Anadarko employees are active and engaged volunteers in the communities where we work and live, and we recognize that donating our time and resources is equally important to contributing financial support to local organizations. United Way is both a major corporate charitable giving initiative and a significant opportunity for Anadarko employees to volunteer their time giving back to local communities. As part of our annual United Way campaign, ninety volunteers in the Denver office completed more than 148 volunteer hours over 14 days in 2016.
In addition to United Way, Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity are two of our executive-sponsored engagements that our employees committed nearly 5,000 hours to in 2016.
In addition to these corporate initiatives, each Anadarko office has traditional annual campaigns designed to support local traditions and culture. These initiatives often include food, blood and holiday drives that our employees both contribute to and manage. In Houston, the MS 150 from Houston to Austin was supported by an Anadarko team consisting of 74 riders donated more than 370 hours to the cause. In Northern Colorado, our our employees volunteer regularly with the Weld Food Bank.
Anadarko also encourages and supports volunteer activities initiated by employees by providing communications, logistics, space and supplies. Employees may also apply for Anadarko in Action grants. These $1,000 grants are reviewed by an employee committee to provide support to organizations with which the requesting employee regularly volunteers.
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Highlighting our Volunteers
- In 2016, employees in our Gillette, WY office cleaned up more than 22 cubic yards of trash at a local popular recreational spot called Doc’s Beach. .More than 115 Anadarko employees and their family members joined together to improve facilities of Angel Reach Transitional Living Home in Conroe, Texas, for its annual Day of Caring. Six teams constructed fences, fire pit, enclosed shed and benches in addition to beautifying the grounds with landscaping and vegetable beds. Angel Reach offers young people who have aged-out of foster care a safe, temporary residence as they transition into society.
More than 130 Anadarko employees and their family members joined together to improve facilities of Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch (PCIR) in The Woodlands for its annual Day of Caring. Seven teams constructed a new loafing shed, horse wash bay and more than 100 feet of new fencing, and beautified the grounds. PCIR uses equine therapy to transform lives and strengthen families coping with mental, emotional or physical disabilities. This was Anadarko’s fourth volunteer day at the ranch and its continued support has helped the ranch expand its services to serve more individuals in need.
Anadarko employees, through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, have built 10 homes for Colorado families in need, including the first home built specifically for a Veteran in the state.
Colorado employees spend nearly 6,500 volunteer hours teaching Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, free enterprise and entrepreneurship curriculum to students across the state in 2016.
In partnership with Wish for Wheels, we recently provided a new bike and helmet to every first grader at three elementary schools in Weld County, Colo. More than 150 employees volunteered over a two-day period from the Denver, and Platteville offices to build 200 bikes. Anadarko volunteers worked with each student to fit his or her bike and the helmet.